ACTS 4:19

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“But Peter and John answered and said unto them, Whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye.”

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Acts 4:19 Translation & Meaning

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But δὲ But, and, etc But
Peter Πέτρος A (piece of) rock (larger than G3037); as a name, Petrus, an apostle Peter
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
John Ἰωάννης Joannes (i.e., Jochanan), the name of four Israelites John
answered ἀποκριθέντες To conclude for oneself, i.e., (by implication) to respond; by Hebraism (compare H6030) to begin to speak (where an address is expected) answered
and said εἶπον To speak or say (by word or writing) said
unto πρὸς A preposition of direction; forward to, i.e., toward (with the genitive case, the side of, i.e., pertaining to; with the dative case, by the side of, i.e., near to; usually with the accusative case, the place, time, occasion, or respect, which is the destination of the relation, i.e., whither or for which it is predicated) unto
them, αὐτούς The reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons them
Whether Εἰ If, whether, that, etc Whether
it be ἐστιν He (she or it) is; also (with neuter plural) they are it be
right δίκαιόν Equitable (in character or act); by implication, innocent, holy (absolutely or relatively) right
in the sight of ἐνώπιον In the face of (literally or figuratively) sight
God θεοῦ A deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; exceedingly (by Hebraism) God
to hearken ἀκούειν To hear (in various senses) hearken
unto you ὑμῶν Of (from or concerning) you unto you
more μᾶλλον (adverbially) more (in a greater degree)) or rather more
than Disjunctive, or; comparative, than than
unto θεοῦ A deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; exceedingly (by Hebraism) unto
God, θεοῦ A deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; exceedingly (by Hebraism) God
judge ye. κρίνατε By implication, to try, condemn, punish judge

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  • 17  But that it spread no further among the people, let us straitly threaten them, that they speak henceforth to no man in this name.

  • 18  And they called them, and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus.

  • 19  But Peter and John answered and said unto them, Whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye.

  • 20  For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.

  • 21  So when they had further threatened them, they let them go, finding nothing how they might punish them, because of the people: for all men glorified God for that which was done.




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